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Dainere and Jarret Anthoney named Young Canberran Citizens of the Year

Dainere Anthoney has been posthumously named Young Canberran Citizen of the Year after losing her battle with brain cancer in June.

She and brother Jarret were named joint recipients for their work to raise awareness of paediatric brain tumours. Jarret, 18, raised about $50,000 in his sister's memory to become the top fundraiser in this year's Sydney City2Surf.

Other winners include Emily Cheney for Personal Achievement, James Presneill for Individual Community Service, Alex Moffat for Youth Arts and Multi Media. Maris Tebecis received the Young Environmentalist Award.

Weston Schools Network Student Representative Councils received the Group Award.